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  • Four Magic Phrases to Use Every Day

    05 May 2017

    Four Magic Phrases to Use Every Day Everyone has speech habits. Speech habits are those things that you say often, and almost without thinking about. Some speech habits are good. They add to your credibility and air of professionalism. Here are four terrific speech habits for you to weave into your... Continue Reading >

    Four Magic Phrases to Use Every Day
  • Three Steps to Better Communication Skills

    29 September 2016

    Three Steps to Better Communication Skills Communication may be defined as: the transfer of information and ideas, from one mind to another. "GOOD Communication" is the effective transfer of information and ideas, without any distortion, omission or error. It is important for you to become a good communicator because, to achieve... Continue Reading >

    Three Steps to Better Communication Skills
  • Communication Skills: Repetition of a Simple Message

    12 July 2016

    Communication Skills: Repetition of a Simple Message Communication skills training involves improving many skills. One communication skill you may need to improve is the art of persuasion. Wouldn't it be great if you could persuade more people? The best method of persuasion is repetition of a simple message. Repetition of a... Continue Reading >

    Communication Skills: Repetition of a Simple Message
  • How to be More Persuasive

    03 June 2016

    How to be more persuasive Wouldn't it be great if you could persuade everyone to accept your view; if you could persuade everyone that your idea is the best one, and that they should follow your proposal? Wouldn't THAT be a great world? How could we get to that world; the... Continue Reading >

    How to be More Persuasive
  • Persistence

    24 May 2016

    Persistence Persistence is the ability to keep working towards a goal; in spite of setbacks, defeats and difficulties. It is the art of keeping on, keeping on. Any goal of any significance is not easy to achieve, you will be faced with a steady stream of setbacks, difficulties and defeats. That... Continue Reading >

    Persistence
  • Impression Management

    30 March 2016

    Impression Management Impression management is the art of orchestrating your personal performance so that you leave a positive impression in the minds of others. Each time you meet with people, you leave an impression in the minds of the others - either a positive or negative one. The impression you leave... Continue Reading >

    Impression Management
  • Communication Skills: Do you Inspire Other People?

    01 March 2016

    Thinking about the way you affect others, do you tend to inspire positive emotions in other people, or do you tend to leave them emotionally unaffected, or do you think you might sometimes depress people? This is an important question. Let us assume that there are three types of people in... Continue Reading >

    Communication Skills: Do you Inspire Other People?
  • Customer Service Training

    09 February 2016

    Customer Service Training Customer service is a recognition of the fact that customers respond both intellectually and emotionally to your representative. If the emotional response of the customer to your representative is positive, then that is good for business. If the customer's emotional response to your representative is negative, for whatever... Continue Reading >

    Customer Service Training
  • The Way you Speak to People

    23 October 2015

    The Way You Speak to People One of the most important things about you, is the way you speak to other people. If you want to improve on your current situation, you will be better able to do that if you improve the way you speak to people. For best results... Continue Reading >

    The Way you Speak to People
  • Gain the Co-Operation of Others

    29 September 2015

    Gain the Co-operation of Others If you would like to make your life better, then learn to gain the willing co-operation of others. Can you imagine how great your life would be, if you could talk to people in such a way, that everyone you met really wanted to help you... Continue Reading >

    Gain the Co-Operation of Others
  • How to Get the Gift of the Gab

    18 September 2015

    How to Get the Gift of the Gab Would you like to have the gift of the gab? The gift of the gab is the ability to talk in such a way that grabs the attention and holds the mind of the listener. People who have developed the gift of the... Continue Reading >

    How to Get the Gift of the Gab
  • Communication Skills: Etiquette and Politeness

    15 September 2015

    Communication Skills: Etiquette and Politeness I would like to recommend a book to you. It is called, "The Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness", by Cecil B. Hartley. It was written way back in 1860 and it is a great read. Etiquette is a set of rules for polite and... Continue Reading >

    Communication Skills: Etiquette and Politeness
  • Present Yourself Positively

    19 June 2015

    Present Yourself Positively You need people to judge you in a positive way. People judge you on four things; Everything you say; Everything you do; How you look; and How you sound. In order to succeed at a higher level, you need to gain the greater confidence of other people. You... Continue Reading >

    Present Yourself Positively
  • The Best Way to Improve your Communication Skills

    26 May 2015

    What one thing could you do that would most improve your communication skills? Answer: Always pay very close attention to the feedback you are getting from your listener as you speak. Communication is a process of transferring the content of your message into the mind of your listener. It is vital... Continue Reading >

    The Best Way to Improve your Communication Skills
  • How to Gain Co-Operation

    24 February 2015

    How to Gain Co-operation Would you like help to gain the co-operation of others? It would be advantageous for you if you could gain their co-operation, since in order to achieve any goal, you are going to need the co-operation of others, and since you cannot use force, you are going... Continue Reading >

    How to Gain Co-Operation
  • Sphere of Influence

    20 February 2015

    Sphere of Influence You have three spheres, your... Sphere of control. Sphere of influence. Sphere of concern. Please note the following facts: Your Sphere of control is your smallest sphere. Your Sphere of influence is your middle-sized sphere. Your Sphere of concern is your biggest sphere. 1. Your Sphere of Contr... Continue Reading >

    Sphere of Influence
  • How to Gain More Confidence When Speaking

    12 January 2015

    Self confidence: Do you want to know how to gain more self confidence when speaking? Last week, I received a phone call from a man who wanted to know if I could help him with his low levels of self-confidence. The conversation went on for over an hour and it was... Continue Reading >

    How to Gain More Confidence When Speaking
  • Training to Improve your Sale Skills

    02 December 2014

    Training to Improve Your Sales Skills Selling is not easy, is it? Before the sale is made, there are many component parts to the sale that have to be right. Only if all of the following conditions are met, will people buy your product. Eight reasons why people buy: They want... Continue Reading >

    Training to Improve your Sale Skills
  • Tips to Improve your Communication Skills

    07 October 2014

    Tips to improve your communication skills It's true, isn't it, that almost everyone would benefit if they improved their ability to communicate? Since, in order to achieve your goals, you need to gain the cooperative assistance of others, and since you are not telepathic, then you rely on your ability to... Continue Reading >

    Tips to Improve your Communication Skills
  • How can I Communicate With More Self-Confidence?

    08 July 2014

    How can I communicate with more self-confidence? How can I gain confidence in my communication skills? Many people lack confidence in their ability to communicate. For example, John lacks confidence, especially when talking to others who he regards as more important than himself, or in situations that are more formal. If... Continue Reading >

    How can I Communicate With More Self-Confidence?
  • Communication Skills Training - First Impressions Do Count

    13 June 2014

    First impressions count People say, "You should not judge a book by its cover." Maybe that's true. Maybe people should not judge a book by its cover. But the point is, they do. People do judge books by covers. They have to. It is the only information they have available. In... Continue Reading >

    Communication Skills Training - First Impressions Do Count
  • Communication Skills - your Words Have an Awesome Power

    19 February 2014

    Communication skills: Your words have an awesome power Your words have an awesome power. But your words can create, or destroy, your future. It's all about the words. To a very large degree, your future success will be dependent on how well you communicate. You communicate with your body and you... Continue Reading >

    Communication Skills - your Words Have an Awesome Power
  • Improving your Written Communication Skills

    07 October 2013

    Improve written communication skills Writing is part of the communication process. And human communication is a complex issue. If we are going to discuss communication, it is important that we clarify the term. I want to offer you two definitions of the word communication as it relates to your work. These... Continue Reading >

    Improving your Written Communication Skills
  • 8 Steps to Sales Success - Sales Training

    16 April 2013

    8 Steps to sales success Would you like your business to be doing better than it is now? Would it be a benefit if more people were to buy your product? Yes? So here is the all-important question: Why do people buy your product? and Why is it that more people... Continue Reading >

    8 Steps to Sales Success - Sales Training
  • How to Improve Interpersonal Communications Skills

    08 March 2013

    How to improve interpersonal communications skills Here is an interesting question: "What makes some people more effective communicators than others?" Let us investigate! Communication is defined as "the transfer of information and-or emotion". Communication skills training is important because, in order to achieve your goals, you need to be able to... Continue Reading >

    How to Improve Interpersonal Communications Skills
  • Effective Communication Skills

    13 February 2013

    Skills on effective communication 1. Communication is defined as "the transfer of information and emotion from one mind to another". 2. To a degree, your success depends upon being able to accurately communicate your ideas to the minds of other people. 3. If you cannot accurately communicate and explain your ideas... Continue Reading >

    Effective Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills

    11 February 2013

    Interpersonal communication skills Interpersonal communication skills are those communication skills that you need when you are face to face with others, as opposed to using media such as telephone or emails. Interpersonal communications skills are those skills that are born from your use of you're: Voice tones Body language Verbal language... Continue Reading >

    Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Communication Skills - Common Tactics of Negotiators

    28 January 2013

    Communication skills: Common tactics of negotiators What is negotiation? Negotiation is a specialised form of communication that involves two or more groups, each acting in their own self-interest, and each recognising that, to achieve their own self-interest, they need to trade with others, and therefore, must be able to create and... Continue Reading >

    Communication Skills - Common Tactics of Negotiators
  • Communication Skills - How to Give Constructive Criticism

    19 November 2012

    How to give Constructive criticism Constructive criticism is important for everyone. Constructive criticism (i.e. critical feed-back) can be used to continually improve the performance of the team. But giving constructive criticism is a skilled art: Some people cannot give constructive criticism: they make it sound like an insult. Some people can... Continue Reading >

    Communication Skills - How to Give Constructive Criticism
  • Building Rapport

    05 November 2012

    Building Rapport Communication skills training Have you ever met someone who seems to be able to "connect" with everyone? Have you noticed how people like this are more effective in their role? Life seems to be easier for them, doesn't it? This ability to connect with others is called Rapport. Creating... Continue Reading >

    Building Rapport
  • Effective Communication Strategies

    24 September 2012

    Effective Communication Strategies Your communication skill is a measure of your ability to transmit your message to the minds of others. If you want to achieve your goals then you need to be able to transmit your message to the minds of others. In addition you will need to be able... Continue Reading >

    Effective Communication Strategies
  • Communication Skills - the Misuse of Humour At Work

    19 January 2012

    Communication skills: The misuse of humour at work Beware of the misuse of humour: When you THINK you are coming across to everyone as Witty" when you are ACTUALLY coming across as a "clown". Laugh WITH people not AT them If you are anything like me, you were taught, at a... Continue Reading >

    Communication Skills - the Misuse of Humour At Work
  • Sales Training Course - 8 Reasons Why People Don't Buy your Product

    21 July 2011

    8 reasons why people don't buy your product You have to be able to sell what you do. Why? Because ALL organisations have to sell what they do. If a particular organisation cannot effectively sell what it does, (either to free market customers or to a funding agency) then it goes... Continue Reading >

    Sales Training Course - 8 Reasons Why People Don't Buy your Product
  • Influencing Skills - Being Right is Not Enough to Win

    23 March 2011

    Influencing skills Being right is not enough to win You can be right and still lose. You can be right and still lose if you use the wrong tactics. If you are right, but you word your message carelessly then you could easily lose-out to a person with a weaker idea... Continue Reading >

    Influencing Skills - Being Right is Not Enough to Win
  • Presentation Skills for Business People and Engineers

    07 January 2011

    Presentation skills for business people and engineers Business people and engineers have to be able to explain themselves! They need to explain their: Products Services Procedures Processes Ideas Rational They need to be able to explain themselves to customers, sales people, buyers and other engineers. They need to be able to... Continue Reading >

    Presentation Skills for Business People and Engineers
  • Important Communication Skills

    13 March 2009

    Communication skills If you want to improve your management ability, you may wish to master this important communication skill Notice the distinction between: An answer to a question A response to a question There is a difference between an "answer" to a question and a "response" to a question. It is... Continue Reading >

    Important Communication Skills
  • How to Manage Constructive Criticism

    15 October 2008

    How to manage constructive criticism Critical feedback is built into the success formula. For some people, criticism is a painful experience. Therefore, for some people, the success formula is a painful experience! Some people cannot take criticism because they mistake all criticism as "a put down" or an insult- i.e. something... Continue Reading >

    How to Manage Constructive Criticism
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